Monday 29th November 4pm UK time
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This webinar is being held within a series of online sessions organised by the Cardiovascular Research Trust the healthy heart charity and its partners around the world.
The session is intended for senior and junior health professionals as well as interested members of the public from anywhere in the world.
Improving outcomes in peripheral vascular disease
Stella Vig, Consultant Vascular Surgeon
National Clinical Director for Elective Care, NHS England
Importance of podiatry in reducing complications
James Gotts, Royal London Hospital, UK
Niki Sachsinger – Trustee, Cardiovascular Research Trust
Donald Singer – Chair, Cardiovascular Research Trust
Background to the session
Peripheral vascular disease may affect any blood vessel outside of the heart, including the arteries, veins, or lymphatic vessels. Any organs supplied by these vessels may not receive enough blood flow for proper function. The legs and feet are most commonly affected.
The speakers will provide an overview of medical and surgical approaches to reducing the severity of peripheral vascular disease and the importance of a combined health professional approach to cardiovascular risk factor control when managing people with this complex vascular disorder and its associated co-morbidities.
Active or Pro-Active, that is the question. The symptoms of peripheral vascular disease may be managed by medication and lifestyle changes as well as with surgical or radiological interventions. Although patients often worry about amputations, the risk of a stroke or heart attack is more real as peripheral vascular disease is a manifestation of cardiovascular disease.
The impact of Covid-19 has transformed normal healthcare models and healthcare professionals are struggling to treat patients in a timely manner. This dilemma is an opportunity to consider healthcare in a transformative manner, putting public health and prevention at its heart, and reducing the progression of disease at a very early stage.
How can we work together to change the way we eat, drink and manage our own lifestyles to improve our own health, the access for care for others as well as contribute to a healthier planet?